In response to a news broadcast on December 11, we’d like to clarify the details around our capital build.
Building Halifax’s first hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and families will cost $6.5 million. We secured a $5 million repayable loan to start construction, financing that must be repaid in full. Our pledged donations, through private partners and community members, are at about $5 million. There’s work to be done now to raise the $1.5 million needed to finish the project.
On the operational side, every year Hospice Halifax will look to the community to raise $1 million, to help the hospice residence function. Our longstanding fundraising events, future social enterprise, and generous donations from you, our community, will help make this happen. For this, we offer sincere thanks.
Because hospice care is “in community, for community, by community,” we will continue to count on everyone’s contribution to offer the best end-of-life care possible. Please consider donating here.
Yours in gratitude and in offering meaningful, compassionate hospice care,
The Hospice Halifax Team
Halifax’s first hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and families opens in early April 2019!
Fostering patient and family comfort is the heart of compassionate care at Hospice Halifax. From around-the-clock professional nursing care, to warm, inviting spaces, good food, licensed counselling and social work support, and on site family accommodations, Hospice Halifax will offer all its services free-of-charge.
We’re opening a 10-bed hospice residence at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. Every year, Hospice Halifax will welcome about 200 patients who have a terminal illness and are nearing the end of their lives. About 1,800 community members – patients’ extended family, friends and peers – will also have access to support at hospice.
You can give compassionately now.
Feeling the Love Dinner & Dance Party
Join us on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre for Feeling the Love Dinner & Dance Party, an incredible evening of networking, gourmet food, dancing and fun!
Purchase your tickets online today!